Well, sir! . . .

"Well, sir!" said the Captain, putting his hat a little more on one side, for it was rather tight in the crown: "You're quite a public man I calc'late." (1870s). Illustration by Fred Barnard for Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter XXI), page 185. [In Ch. XXXII, in their room at the National Hotel in Watertoast, Martin and Mark are visited by their landlord, the affable Captain Kedgick, who is vastly amused that Martin has been asked by the Watertoast Society's Secretary, La Fayette Kettle, to lecture on the Tower of London, and that the leading citizens insist upon attending a "le--vee" for him. This whole episode reflects Dickens's reception in America.] 9.4 cm x 13.8 cm. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]


Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, with 59 illustrations by Fred Barnard. Household Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871-1880. The copy of the Household Edition from which this picture was scanned was the gift of George Gorniak, Editor of The Dickens Magazine, whose subject for the fifth series, beginning in January 2008, was this novel.

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